Friday February 28th 2014

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The National Quilt Museum Exhibit Schedule 2013

The National Quilt Museum Exhibit Schedule 2013

Paducah is home to both AQS and The National Quilt Museum. We’re pleased to help the museum spread the word about their schedule for 2013 Exhibits. Themes and Variations in Judy Martin’s Quilts December 12 ,2012 to March 11, 2013 Quilts of the South Central US [Read More]

Free – Henry VIII’s Garden of Delight Pattern

Free – Henry VIII’s Garden of Delight Pattern

This pretty pattern was designed by Cindy Vermillion Hamilton. The central medallion is reminiscent of  the layout of an English garden. You’ll get both the pattern and quilting motifs to make your own delightful quilt. Click here to download the Free pattern. Click [Read More]

Free – Tree of Life Pattern by Betty Alderman

Free – Tree of Life Pattern by Betty Alderman

Tree of Life designs have been adapted to surface decorations for centuries. Betty Alderman’s design features an updated black and white color palette, although you can use any colors you wish. You’ll get Betty’s article plus the pattern so that you can [Read More]

Meet the AQS Staff – Gloria Bolden

Meet the AQS Staff – Gloria Bolden

Gloria Bolden is the advertising account manager for American Quilter and The Quilt Life  magazines. A Hoosier by birth, Gloria attended Indiana University in Bloomington. Gloria lives in Indianapolis with her husband and two children. She has extensive account management [Read More]

Tis the Day Before Christmas

Tis the Day Before Christmas

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Care & Conservation of Quilts by Gerald E. Roy

Care & Conservation of Quilts by Gerald E. Roy

Quilts are made of cloth, which is woven from fibers. Those most commonly found in quilts are natural fibers derived from plants, animals, protein, or vegetable: cotton, linen, wool, silk, and rayon. Although there are other types of synthetic materials, they are not as [Read More]

Free – Make a Reverse Appliqué Sunburst by Marti Michell

Free – Make a Reverse Appliqué Sunburst by Marti Michell

Learn to make a perfect reverse appliqué Sunburst block with Marti Michell. Marti’s method eliminates the bulk that is sometimes a problem with this traditional quilt block.  She shows you how to use freezer paper and simple measurements to make a perfect block [Read More]

Free – Owl Handbag Pattern by Barbara Crawford

Free – Owl Handbag Pattern by Barbara Crawford

This owl handbag is full of whimsy and rich color choices that will appeal to just about everyone, from the young to the young-at-heart. Combine that with spectacular colors of wool felt and embroidery threads and you have a recipe that will stir up the creative juices. [Read More]

Coming soon…the January 2013 issue of American Quilter magazine

Coming soon…the January 2013 issue of American Quilter magazine

When I first saw Judy Robinson Ehrnst’s “Judy in the Sky with Stitches” quilt at the 2011 AQS Show & Contest in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, I immediately wanted to know how she made it, and I knew AQ readers would too. Judy uses both freezer-paper assembly [Read More]

Free – AccuQuilt Go!® Storm at Sea Pattern

Free – AccuQuilt Go!® Storm at Sea Pattern

The Storm at Sea block, also known at one time as Rolling Stone, dates back to the end of the nineteenth century, and its popularity among quilters has never waned. This version, with its undulating flow of harmonious colors, feels more like kind and gentle waves than rough [Read More]

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AQS 30th Anniversary Dogwood Pattern – Free!

AQS 30th Anniversary Dogwood Pattern – Free!

We’re seeing a hint of life in the delicate dogwood buds of Quilt City USA®, thanks to a warmer sunny day or two. [Read More]

Save $$ on fabric, books, and more!

Save $$ on fabric, books, and more!

Members and non-members alike love to visit shop.americanquilter.com! (Psst – new products are arriving every [Read More]

AQS Design Team Color and Design Tips

AQS Design Team Color and Design Tips

At AQS, we work with a fun and friendly group of designers who toil at their computers every day designing ads, book [Read More]

AQS Author Demonstrations at Lancaster

AQS Author Demonstrations at Lancaster

Do you know about the author demonstrations at AQS QuiltWeek events? You’ll find an author demonstration area at [Read More]

Beth Schillig’s Best Innovative Quilt at Phoenix

Beth Schillig’s Best Innovative Quilt at Phoenix

Beth Schillig enjoys a chat about her quilt, WANDERING ‘ROUND MY WORLD, with AQS Show Director, Bonnie Browning, [Read More]

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